Arayaga2 (1778) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown, it looks and smells a lot like apple cider. Taste has that, but it’s a bit huskier, with caramel, alcohol, and spices. Surprisingly good from this brewery $2/12oz
78samh (141) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz poured almost no head. Very little carbonation. Good color, but very faint aroma. Taste is yeasty esters of banana and doughy malts. Very distinct Belgian taste. Smooth finish. Good beer.
fcjack1 (134) - Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MSM. Pours golden amber. Scent is banana and sweetness. Taste is very sweet and caramely. Really good beer for the price.
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
poured from bottle to new belgium tulip
A: light amber color unusual for typically straw colored ale. Beer appears flat. No head, rare bottom origin bubbles.
S: Light amber, crystal malt nose. Barely a touch of coriander typical in trippels.
T: Poor exhibit of traditional trippel ale flavors. The ale tastes as though the yeast is not actually belgian, but belgianesque.
M: Soft on tongue. Little carbonation. Crisp.
D: Poor showing of a trippel. I don’t like trippel ales, and even I can say this is a poor showing.
Serving type: bottle
Prufrockstar (918) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bubblegum, citrus, figs, caramel. Appearance: Between gold and light amber, white head dissipates quickly, minimal lacing, slightly hazy. Taste: Bubblegum, bread, citrus, sweet with a spicy, lightly bitter finish. Apricot? Yeast. Palate: Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy texture. Lightly bitter finish with alcohol burn.
SHIG (3565) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a orange burnt copper with a whispery white thin head. Aroma is strong on sticky fruit and caramel malt. Taste is sticky slick caramel, boozy fruits, and light hops bitter. Finish is peppery and spice, slight drying.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a finger of head. Smells figgy. Rich and a bit of caramel. Taste is rich, but obviously not Belgium. Yeast is present. Fruity and estery. Bit waxy. Bit of a dry, bitter after taste. Not bad for the price.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly sweet, lightly bready, balanced phenolic, spice, and light fruit/raisin, tripel. What struck me most was how middle of the road the yeast was for a Belgian, it had a little bit of everything, and was still very apparent. Good, appetizing. More grain for a tripel then I really would have expected, medium body too. In the vein of leffe blonde.
cmonster (969) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours watery clear orange. Short head, minimal lace. Aroma of yeast, bubblegum, and citrus. Later its light spice, apricots, alcohol, honey, and menthol-medicinal. Syrupy sweet and yeasty flavor. Medium body, thick creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a sticky dry finish. Gets more complex as it warms, especially on the nose. A little too sweet on the palate for me.
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 Color: golden. Do we care? Fairly typical Belgian triple. Not bad really, but there is an odd finish that I can’t quite describe. Wet cardboard, or is it the yeast. Overall, it’s ok, slightly different, but not one I would come back to. Sorry, Dicks. I love you, but this one needs a bit work.